36026 spectators had found their way to All Action Park
, despite the heavy rain. Marian Duica
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Gismar Lindenburg
and Dominik Kameke
Rejects tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
The following players took the field: de Lange - Gauthier, Kijański, Simkin - Damour, Valdaliso, Ţecu, Pouchon, Di Blasio - Gerau, Thorer.
Zidanes decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
Starters: Leppänen - Márquez, Carotone, Keunecke - Petrov, Kneuper, Pottinger, Gagnière, Tyne - Ferra, Gabrielsson.
It was an obvious ambition of Rejects to use their ability at attacking on the flanks.
The Rejects free kick 17 minutes into the match seemed wasted, as the shot was both short and off target. But was this actually a plan? The ball landed at the feet of A. Di Blasio
, who was completely unmarked in the box. That's 1 - 0!
After 23 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and A. Di Blasio
gave the Rejects supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 2 - 0.
Thighs bulging, Z. Kijański
charged past the weaker players, seemingly oblivious to the rain.
After 26 minutes, A. Thorer
put Rejects ahead 3 - 0 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing.
With 30 minutes played, Rejects put themselves up 4 - 0 when the visiting defenders lost the ball to A. Thorer
, who came up from the left and proceeded to coolly round the keeper and knock the ball home.
In a rapid move 40 minutes into the match, A. Thorer
of Rejects lost his man and passed the ball to the unmarked D. Gerau
who easily hit it home to make it 5 - 0. Luckily the ref didn't see him taunting the opposing fans in celebration - naughty boy!
Halftime score was 5 - 0.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Rejects, with 64 percent of the ball.
The home side's I. Valdaliso
curled a free kick home after 63 minutes, putting Rejects ahead 6 - 0.
By now, the players in Rejects felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
Rejects caught their opponents out with a clever counterattack down the right wing 68 minutes into the match. M. Gauthier
was able to finish off the move - 7 - 0.
81 minutes into the game, V. Márquez
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came J. Mustafa
Rejects's A. Damour
increased the lead to 8 - 0, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 82 minutes.
Rejects increased the lead as A. Thorer
struck to make the score 9 - 0 after an attack from the left left him unmarked in front of the keeper.
That made three goals for A. Thorer
and he was marked down for the hat trick.
Rejects had most of the ball, with 63 percent of possession.
The most dominating Rejects player was without a doubt G. Pouchon
On the other hand, A. Di Blasio
's play was disheartening.
performed admirably for Zidanes.
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 9 - 0.